The Bible (both the Old and New Testaments) is uniquely inspired by God, without error in the original writings, and is the final authority for the believer's faith and practice (2 Timothy 3:16).
The Lord our God is one Lord (Deuteronomy 6:4), eternally existing as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Isaiah 48:16; Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:29-37; 3:13-15).
He is the eternal Son of God (John 1:1). He was virgin born (Luke 1:35), crucified, and buried, and then rose again from death (1 Corinthians 15:3-4). He now lives at the right hand of God (Hebrews 1:3). His death was accepted by God as full payment for sin (Hebrews 9:28), and salvation comes to all who by faith receive Him as their personal Savior (John 1:12).
Every person falls short of God's standard of holiness (Romans 3:23). Because of this, he deserves and is doomed to suffer eternal punishment unless his sins are forgiven by God (John 3:36; Hebrews 9:27). God's forgiveness comes only through faith in the finished work of the Lord Jesus Christ (Hebrews 10:12), Who willingly suffered the wrath of God that man deserved (1 Peter 2:24), and Who forgives and credits His own righteousness to those who trust in Him alone (Romans 5:15-21).
The Church includes all who by faith have received the Lord Jesus Christ as personal Savior. Christ is the Head of the Church (Ephesians 5:23-24), and has made each believer a priest before God (Revelation 1:5-6). Men and women serve as priests equally, though differently, with men taking the leadership in the local gathering and women supporting them (1 Corinthians 14:34). The head covering is worn by the woman as an outward symbol of her heart's subjection to the Lord (1 Corinthians 11:3-6).
The Lord Jesus Christ has given the Church two ordinances: water baptism, symbolizing the believer's identification with our Lord's death, burial and resurrection (Acts 2:41; Romans 6:3-4), and the Lord's Supper, which commemorates our Lord's death for our sin (1 Corinthians 11:23-26).
The Church's Conduct
By the grace of God, the Church is to worship God in spirit and in truth (John 4:24), preach the Gospel to every person (Mark 16:15; Jude 22-23), and teach, in words and actions, all of God's Word (Matthew 28:18-20; James 1:22). Though the Church is present in the world, it is to remain separated from worldly influences (2 Corinthians 6:17; James 1:27).
The Church's Hope
Christ will come for His Church at any moment. When He comes, those who are dead in Christ will be raised imperishable, and those in Christ who are alive will be changed (1 Corinthians 15:51-53; 1 Thessalonians 4:14-18).
The Lord's Supper
The Lord's Supper is a meeting completely devoted to remembering the Lord Jesus Christ (Luke 22:19-20; 1 Corinthians 11:23-34). The bread and cup symbolize our Savior's body and blood which He freely gave for us.
The order of the meeting is simple. Various men will take part publicly and spontaneously, while we encourage women to worship silently (1 Timothy 2:11-12). Some men might suggest hymns, some might read appropriate Scriptures, and others might express worship, appreciation, or praise to the Lord in prayer. There might be times of silent meditation as we reflect on the Person and work of our precious Savior.
Do you believe the Gospel and seek to obey God's Word? Then we encourage you to participate in this meeting. If you are not a Christian or are hiding unconfessed sin, you should only observe. "Let a person examine himself, then, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup" in a worthy manner (1 Corinthians 11:27-29).